Christmas shopping time!

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Shop ‘til 8pm Thursdays from 5th December until Christmas

We know how fraught the festive season can be, with so much to do and so little time to get it all done, so we’re giving you the gift of a little extra time to get everything you need for a fabulous Christmas.

You’ll be able to enjoy shopping ‘til 8pm every Thursday throughout December until Christmas, so you can pop in after work, or once the kids have gone to bed. If you’re still stretched for time, we’ve stretched our opening hours in the run up to the big day too, to reduce those stress levels further.


Festive opening times

Friday 20th December                  8.30am – 8pm
Saturday 21st December               8.30am – 6pm
Sunday 22nd December                10.30am – 4.30pm
Monday 23rd December               8.30am – 8pm
Christmas Eve                                8.30am – 6pm
Christmas Day                                CLOSED
Boxing Day                                      10.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 27th December                   8.30am – 6pm
Saturday 28th December              8.30am – 6pm
Sunday 29th December                 10.30am – 4.30pm
Monday 30th December               8.30 – 6pm
New Year’s Eve                               8.30am – 6pm
New Year’s Day                              10.30am – 4.40pm

For the latest autumn trends…

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After another pretty lovely summer, the temperatures have taken a decidedly chilly turn and it’s time to update your wardrobe for winter. 

From cool checks to oversize coats, we’ve got you covered with the latest AW19 trends at stores including New Look, Debenhams, H&M, Dorothy Perkins, M&S and Roman at Castle Quay.

Dorothy Perkins

Check mate

If there’s one trend to be seen in this season, it’s checks. Whether you go for stylish and adaptable checked blazer to pair with anything from jeans and a casual tee, to silk skirts, utility layers and animal print midis or opt to be more daring with checks on check, it’s this season’s most versatile trend.









Colossal coats

When it comes to winter, there’s nothing better than wrapping up in a cosy coat and this season you won’t be disappointed because when it comes to outerwear, the bigger the better!










Dark florals

Ornate and nostalgic, this season’s floral trends conjure up all sorts of nostalgic memories with oversized ‘wallpaper’ prints and darker ditzy florals dominating the rails.










Corduroy comeback

This season, Corduroy is reaching the masses after making a quiet comeback over recent months. Shop shirts, skirts, dresses, coats and more in your favourite stores.

Check out Banbury’s First Zero Waste Shop

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Are you looking to shop a little more eco-consciously? 

We’re excited to announce the arrival of Banbury’s first zero waste shop, opening at Castle Quay this Saturday 7 September. ‘Nothing But Footprints’ will be selling package-free foods and household cleaning products, alongside sustainably sourced and plastic-free products for the eco conscious home.

The people behind this great brand are local Banbury residents, Daniel Ludlow and Violeta Martin Garcia. Living a conscious life is their life passion and they wanted to bring this way of thinking (and living) to the people of Banbury, after spotting that there were no zero waste shops in the area.  

You’ll find the store opposite Bodycare and it will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday every week between 9:00am – 5:30pm.

Nothing But Footprints works with small start-up companies to source a range of ethical products.  One example is SESI (, a social enterprise based in Oxford who make and distribute household cleaning products, such as washing up liquid and laundry liquid in a fully circular system where all containers are sent back, cleaned and reused. They started making their products in their shed and selling at local markets and have grown from there. They now distribute their refills all over the UK and have an army of loyal supporters and customers. They are currently designing and building a pedal-powered cleaning system to clean their empties before refilling, and all refilling is done using gravity. 

The team also work with Primal Suds ( who make soap in a traditional way. They are a couple from Southampton whose soaps, shampoo bars and solid deodorants have been hugely popular across the UK and are handmade, vegan, and smell incredible.

For those looking to make small but worthwhile changes in and around the home that have minimal impact on the environment, Nothing But Footprints is the perfect place to start.

Kumon Study Centre Opens At Castle Quay

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We are excited to announce that the Kumon Banbury Study Centre is coming to Castle Quay from Friday 30th August. The study centre will be located at Banbury Museum within Castle Quay until 8th September, and then next to Marks and Spencer and Boots from Monday 9th September.  

Kumon Study Centre helps children of any age and any ability, discover their full potential as they develop their understanding and fluency of each subject. 

With 60 years of experience, the Kumon Maths and English programmes enable students to become confident, independent learners. Kumon Study helps students develop a positive attitude to study that they may not achieve in the traditional school environment. This can increase their enjoyment across a wide range of subjects at school, whilst also preparing them for personal and professional success later in life.

To celebrate their opening, between 1 September and 30 September Kumon will be offering a one-week free trial to all new students at their Banbury study centre.  

On arrival participating children will be assessed, so that their Kumon Instructor can tailor their level of study precisely to their ability. Maths and English programmes will be personalised to students to allow them to start at their own level, when they’re ready.

To find out how the Kumon Study Centre can help your child excel, give them a call on 0800 043 0063 or email us on

Fun Was Had By All At Age Friendly Banbury’s Pop Up

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We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended the Age Friendly Banbury pop up last Thursday at the centre! Over 70 visitors dropped by to find out the latest information from helpful local organisations including Age UK Oxfordshire, Dance Yourself Fit and Radio Horton.

Visitors to the centre were also treated to an exclusive performance from local band The Rusty Musicians – their marvelous musical set stopped our centre’s visitors in their tracks!

Lastly, we’d like to say thank you to the Age Friendly Banbury team for sharing such valuable information with the local community.

Shopmobility – open for business

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Shopmobility, which is situated in the South Car Park of Castle Quay Shopping Centre, remains open for the hiring of wheelchairs and scooters. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9am-1pm & 1.30pm-4.30pm. For any queries, please phone the reception desk on 01295 256296 and the team will be glad to assist. We will provide an update should there be any changes to this.

Footbridge Closure

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Further to our most recent update, we can confirm that the footbridge connecting Castle Quay Shopping Centre to Spiceball Park Road North will close from Monday 20th May. This is due to ongoing construction work on the exciting new leisure and retail development at Castle Quay – Castle Quay Waterfront – which is due for completion in 2021.

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